Email Template Upgrades
I provide links to news items in our newsletter but it only connects to the news page where there are many news items and not the direct page that I am copying and pasting into the newsletter.
After inserting a picture one can't click settings and adjust it until the template has been saved and then gone into for re-editing.
Need a simpler drag from corner way to adjust an image.
Need better template options for a newsletter. Easier way to drop a logo at the top of these templates compared to typing in text for a company name.
Need a way to divide sections and change background colors.
Fonts easily revert while making corrections and then need to be reformatted. Other programs seem to have an easier way to jump into a template and make fool proof changes. I don't feel like any of our other board members would have the patience to deal with the templates as they exist currently. Upgrades would be greatly appreciated.
Love the tracking information that comes with a newsletter just needs to be easier to add to and customize.
We have updated our templates and newsletter composing functionality in release 5.7. See http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Release+5.7 for more details.
Josh Manson commented
Evgeny, what kind of templates i can use ? Is there any specific restrictions? My last software could work with word templates such as http://www.nl.poweredtemplate.com/brochure-templates/newsletters/free/index.html but now, if i understand right, i need only HTML templates?
Shelby Morris commented
Easier email/newsletter configuration.
Green Tea commented
Sharon Graham commented
I do agree. Emails are most frustrating to work with.
It doesn't matter how many times changes are made, the primary issue of fonts and formatting reverting to something you don't want is a problem. Things get garbled all the time.
With the newest change it's even more difficult to make one proper template. The multiple boxes for layouts make it extremely difficult to simply copy and paste from one email to the next.
This issue is true with both the newsletter emails and the event emails.
The email templates are the worst I've ever worked with! Trying to make ANY changes to the font types and styles are impossible! If you offer a basic template, let the user make the adjustments they want! Stop defaulting to a style not wanted!
Teofila Popham commented
Easier event registration for current members. Fewer clicks is a request of my members.
I would like to be able to insert html code into an email
It would be helpful to have newsletter that are more intuitive. An example is to have the ability to easily edit/modify columns, drag and drop, and anchor text for page jumps.
Would love prettier email templates and more help with design of how to do better looking email announcements.
Make corrections and improvements in email formatting and templates. We wait lots of time trying to successfully use the templates.
I wish email templates arrived at the recipient the way they were designed instead of morphing into something else along the way.
I would vote for the integration with MailChimp.
We don't use Wild Apricot for newsletters because our trials did not work out well - hard to work with and when we sent, different recipients would have different images missing.
Mailchimp serves our needs better, but we've got the headache of trying to keep our lists coordinated.
Make the newsletter templates and website templates fillable by copy and paste into fields and auto place the content. So if you dont have time to customize/don't want to customize it, you could easily build a website in 10-15 minutes. Right now if you like the template and want to just copy it, you still have to start from scratch with your content, placing it piece by piece and referencing the example. Should be much easier.
Either integrate with Mailchimp or make your email layout editor work correctly so what people receive looks like what I thought I sent.
more themed and seasonal email templates
Becky Parsons commented
Improve Newsletter creation! The newsletter templates you have are too static, too restrictive, too inflexible, as to colors, title, layout, logo space, etc. We don't have access to someone who can create a custom template. So I have no choice but to use a regular email template for our newsletter and hope our content writer doesn't mess up the heading and footer I've included. Using a regular email template for a newsletter means the newsletter doesn't look like a professional newsletter. It looks like a plain email, and the heading banner, inserted photos, etc., never turn out with good placement. Requires multiple test emails to be reviewed before the final "send". This process is horribly cumbersome.
Pop-up boxes next to tables on the website and in the newsletter that will prompt what exactly a "drag mark/ point" on the table would do, if one tries to drag by it. Also, make it easier to insert extra rows or columns
@Beardo - I have forwarded your comment to development team and I leave it in their hands.
This is so important: The WA System does not send out WW3 compliant HTML code in eMails. The eMail code is not valid markup. It strips off the DOC type, head tags and meta tag data, making it simply put useless for responsive eMail design (for example viewport width and device width). This is a MUST for all system eMails.
I had a lengthy discussion with a WA support team member via a ticket with the result that the ticket was closed and I did not receive a final answer nor was I able the rate the support that time.
Please check out ticket number 219-1D1D3E9F-04E0 and please tell me you will change it to valid markup in the future.